Meet Our Team
Tracy P. Leary, Executive Director
Before joining IHIH, Tracy served as the Northeast Regional Manager for Thrivent Financial, a national not-for-profit Fortune 500 company with over two million members. In that role, Tracy was responsible for working across Thrivent departments and with key stakeholders to ensure the region met its strategic objectives, including advocacy, education and member engagement. Prior to Thrivent, Tracy served as Director of Programs and Advocacy with the American Diabetes Association for the Greater New York area. Tracy also served as a Director with the New York City Department of Education, where she and her team uniquely assisted 150 schools in their development of holistic learning environments.
Travis Bobb, Hockey & Equipment Coordinator
Travis Bobb was born and raised in Harlem New York. He was introduced to ice hockey at age nine when he joined the Ice Hockey In Harlem program in 2005. In ice hockey, Travis uncovered a passion and love for a sport that would inspire him to strive for excellence. Since then Travis has played at boarding schools Hoosac School (Hoosick, NY) and Bridgton Academy (North Bridgetown, ME), for the Syracuse Stampede (Mexico, NY) and the Vancouver Rangers (Vancouver, CA) for his junior hockey career. Travis played for the McKendree University Bearcats in Lebanon, IL for three seasons.
Philippe Neubauer, Enrichment Program Coordinator
Philippe is a current graduate student and Sport-Based Youth Development Fellow at Adelphi University. Prior to graduate school, Philippe worked at HBO in their Wellness Department followed by a brief stint in their Human Resources Department. Philippe obtained his B.S. in Sport Studies from St. Bonaventure University. While at St. Bonaventure, he worked and interned with the Center of Activities, Recreation and Leadership assisting with Club Sports and Intramural competition. Philippe's work with Ice Hockey in Harlem focuses on program evaluation, monitoring, and development.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jason Crelinsten - Board President
Greylock Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Crelinsten joined Greylock Capital in August 2013, and serves as Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, Mr. Crelinsten practiced corporate law at Proskauer Rose LLP as a member of the private investment funds practice group. At Proskauer, Mr. Crelinsten advised private fund managers in all aspects of fund formation (both onshore and offshore), ongoing compliance with securities, commodities and tax laws, as well as investments in both private and public companies, across a broad range of investment and trading strategies. Mr. Crelinsten started his career practicing corporate law at Coudert Brothers LLP. Mr. Crelinsten received his LLB and BCL from McGill University in 2005, and a BA in International Relations from Mount Allison University in 2001. He is fluent in French.
Kristin Blundo Douglass - Board Treasurer
Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC
Kristin Blundo Douglass began volunteering with Ice Hockey in Harlem in 2009, serving as a coach for the Mites for several years, and more recently, as a coach for Lady Harlem, the organization’s first all-female team. Kristin serves as a member of both the Executive Board and the Young Professionals Board for Ice Hockey in Harlem. Professionally, Kristin is Vice President of Investor Relations and Marketing at Indus Capital Partners, LLC, an international investment firm focused on Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets equity investments. Before joining Indus Capital in 2012, Kristin was an Investment Consultant at UBS Global Asset Management in New York for four years. Prior to that, she was with UBS Wealth Management in Wellesley, Massachusetts, from 2006 to 2008. Kristin is a CAIA charterholder and a member of 100 Women in Finance. Kristin is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a BS in Finance and Marketing. While at Boston College, Kristin was a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey team and was recognized as a Boston College Scholar-Athlete.
Patrick Rideout - Board Secretary
Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Nick Boulukos, BMO Capital Markets
Mr. Nick Boulukos served as the Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Bank of Montreal since February 2011. Mr. Boulukos focuses on hedge funds and real money accounts for Debt Products. He has 26 years of banking experience. He was at BNP Paribas Securities in New York, where he managed Short Term Interest Rate Sales. Prior to BNP, he held various management positions at Morgan Stanley and Barclays.
Tara Gardner, Fresh Air Fund
Tara is an executive leader with nearly three decades of hands-on expertise in all facets of nonprofit management, operations, programming, and fundraising. Since her very first summer job teaching children to read at the St. Aloysius Education Clinic, Tara’s work has consistently focused on leveling the playing field for residents of underserved and under-resourced communities. She has impacted the lives of thousands of NYC children and families through her previous work at the New York City Mission Society and the Abyssinian Development Corporation, and in her current role at The Fresh Air Fund. And, her dedication to communities of longstanding need extends beyond the workplace. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ice Hockey In Harlem and Friends of St. Charles Borromeo School, and previously served on the boards of Unique People Services, Inc. (Treasurer) and Open Door Child Care Center (Chair). Tara earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Boston College, and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School for Public Engagement’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. She is a lifelong Harlem resident, where she currently resides with her son a collegiate ice hockey player.
Mark Herr, Point72 Asset Management
Mark Herr is a Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the Firm’s enterprise-wide internal and external communications strategy and operations. Mr. Herr joined the Firm in 2012 from AIG, where he was the Vice President of Media Relations, overseeing all aspects of AIG’s corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG’s media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG’s communications professionals around the world. He joined AIG from Merrill Lynch, where he served as a First Vice President and chief media spokesperson and strategist for legal, regulatory, and public policy issues. Before Merrill Lynch, Mr. Herr was a member of the administration of New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, serving as the Director and Assistant Attorney General in charge of New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities. Earlier in his career, Mr. Herr was in private practice as a litigator, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Republican Party, served as a speechwriter for New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, and worked as a reporter for United Press International, the Atlanta Journal, and the Bergen Record. Mr. Herr earned his BA with honors from Colgate University, his Master’s degree from Columbia University, and his JD from Seton Hall University’s School of Law.
Todd Levy, Altium Wealth Management
Todd Levy, is a Managing Director at Altium Wealth Management. He brings 20 years of planning experience to high net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses. Through a deeper level of discovery, Todd analyzes every detail of his clients financial life to deliver a superior level of clarity and control over their future. More importantly, his plans are designed to continually adjust and adapt to the changing needs of his clients. Through constant communication and relentless execution, Todd makes sure that every last detail in a client’s plan is executed and monitored long after the typical financial planning process is over. Prior to merging his firm with Altium, Todd was a founder at Prosperian Wealth Management. Todd is the co-founder of Ice Hockey in Harlem. Over the past 29 years, he has witnessed the impact that mentoring has on the lives of inner city youth. Todd grew up in New York City, graduated from New York University and now lives in Westchester with his wife and two children and you can find him in his free time either on the tennis court or at the hockey rink
Ken Ottenbreit, Stikeman Elliott
Mr. Ottenbreit is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former member, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee) and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Foreign Law Association. He has lectured, spoken and written extensively on Canadian corporate and securities laws, particularly on cross-border (Canada-U.S.) matters and co-chaired a Toronto Conference on "Canada's Role in the International Securities Marketplace." He is the former Co-Chair of the International Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. Mr. Ottenbreit is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Ottenbreit graduated from the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1983), University of Regina (Bachelor of Business Administration with Great Distinction 1980). Mr. Ottenbreit is a former President and Board member of the Canadian Association of New York. He is the Founder and Chairman of the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York City).
Marc Pinto, Janus Capital
Marc Pinto is Portfolio Manager of the Janus Large Cap Growth, Opportunistic Growth and Focused Equity strategies. He also co-manages the Janus Balanced and Growth & Income strategies. Mr. Pinto also serves as a member of the Janus Capital Group Global Allocation Committee. He joined Janus as a research analyst in September 1994. Prior to joining Janus, he worked as an associate in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs and as a research associate at Fred Alger Management. Mr. Pinto received his bachelor of arts degree in history from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with distinction. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 30 years of financial industry experience.
Andrew Sexton, DiGennaro Communications
For over 15 years, Andrew has been at the core of several strategic and creative communications campaigns. Those efforts have yielded awards and cultivated a solid global reputation with colleagues and peers.Andrew’s public relations career began at Young & Rubicam sister company Cohn & Wolfe in 1997. While at Cohn & Wolfe, Andrew had the unique opportunity to work with such clients as Cushman & Wakefield, Deloitte & Touche and the United States Army Recruiting Command. In 2000, he developed the public aspects of the Army’s 225th birthday celebration. The program, “Birth of an Army, Birth of Freedom,” earned a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America. Andrew also conducted media relations on behalf of US Army athletes competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Outside of the office, Andrew is a member of The Burns Society of the City of New York, 4A’s Agency Communications Committee, St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York.
Craig Stanton, Stanton Worldwide
Since 1990, Craig K. Stanton has served as an Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH) volunteer, mentor, class-room teacher, and on-ice coach. In 2002 Craig added Member of the Board of Directors to his distinguished IHIH history. Mr. Stanton, a native New Yorker and Syracuse University graduate, heads Stanton Worldwide, LLC, specializing in strategic communications planning and execution. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Global Communications for the Bader Media Group - planning and supervising PR/communication campaigns for landmark global product launches, initiatives and media campaigns. Mr. Stanton has worked closely with several Fortune 500 companies, major sports and entertainment personalities and corporate executives. In addition to his official IHIH activities, Craig has garnered television and print coverage for many IHIH events which have augmented the visibility of the organization over the years.